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    Welcome to “unique”.......................................................................................................... 3

    Darlington’s independent shopping experience

                  Grange Road ................................................................................................. 4

                  Skinnergate .................................................................................................. 13

                  Blackwellgate ............................................................................................... 21

                  Wynds & Yards.............................................................................................. 24

                  Duke Street................................................................................................... 31

                  Bondgate ..................................................................................................... 35

                  Victorian Market Hall & Shops........................................................................ 39

                  Tubwell Row & Area ...................................................................................... 43

    Full A­Z directory of independent retailers ........................................................................... 45

    A new town centre ............................................................................................................ 48

    Further guides & information.............................................................................................. 50

    Town centre street map ..................................................................................................... 51

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WHAT MAKES DARLINGTON TOWN
CENTRE DIFFERENT?

Darlington has an impressive range of well known high street shops and two superb indoor shopping centres, but this
guide puts the spotlight on our distinctive, independent retailers, which offer style, quality and choice. You’ll discover
designer boutiques, contemporary home furnishings, fabulous florists, affordable art and quality gifts.
We’re sure you’ll find the guide easy to use. It’s categorised by key shopping streets and town centre locations, which are
colour coded and together with the grid reference boxes on each page, link to the handy map on page 51. There’s also
an ‘A­Z’ of all independent retailers included on pages 45­47, providing a comprehensive listing of the full range of
specialist shops in Darlington.
We hope you enjoy discovering a different and unique shopping experience in Darlington!
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    Previously home to the 60s La Bamba nightclub which drew all the famous names of the day, Grange Road is now
    Darlington’s key location for unique shopping and the designer labels of today. Find designer clothing; accessories;
    sumptuous home furnishings and kitchenware; gifts and more in one stylish location.




     GEOFFREY GILLOW 45­49 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NB          E9
     Tel: 01325 469369 Email: bill@geoffreygillow.com
     Web: www.geoffreygillow.com
     Long­established family­run fashion business with emphasis on
     customer service. Wide range of menswear and ladieswear for
     all occasions plus footwear and accessories.
     Menswear brands include Gant, Odermark, Benvenuto,
     Bugatti, Joseph Cheaney, Geox, Eterna, Del Siena, Green
     Coast and Meyer.
     Ladieswear brands include Gant, Geox, Brax, Eterna,
     Magee, Penny Black, Aigle and Liz Cox.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00
CHESTNUT 14 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NG                                                                                  5
Tel: 01325 481975 Email: sales@chestnutclothing.co.uk
Web: www.chestnutclothing.co.uk
Well­established high end designer clothing and footwear.
Including Mulberry, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Escada and Moschino.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00



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                                                                 JOULANI 19 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NA
                                                                 Tel: 01325 352355
                                                                 Joulani is a ladies designer dress shop with a difference.
                                                                 Owner, Mona McTaggart supplies a personal touch,
                                                                 advising on style and colour, helping ladies to choose
                                                                 beautiful outfits for any occasion. The range includes
                                                                 Italian, French and Spanish labels, along with shoes,
                                                                 jewellery, belts, evening bags and handbags.
                                                                 Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00
6   COOKS & KITCHENS 8 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NG
    Tel: 01325 352111 Email: info@cooksandkitchens.co.uk
    Web: www.cooksandkitchens.co.uk
    Cooks and Kitchens is widely recognised as the leading retail
    cook shop within the North East and is the major regional
    stockist for many premium European brands. The extraordinary
    breadth of stock means that Cooks and Kitchens has an
    unrivalled regional offering in such diverse product areas as
    Italian designer kitchenware and kitchen knives. With service and
    expertise that's second to none, Cooks and Kitchens is a "must­
    visit" retailer for foodies, chefs and design conscious customers.
    One of the UK's leading specialist cook shops offering serious cookware
    alongside designer kitchenware, 'Britain's Best Cook Shop ­ 2005'
    Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30



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ELAN 4 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NH                                   7
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Tel: 01325 281816
Be prepared to be inspired when you visit Elan.
Elan welcomes you with friendly helpful service and two floors
of beautiful designer clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellery,
so we can dress you from top to toe.
Elan prides itself on always having the latest labels and must
have jeans such as Seven & J Brand. With our excellent customer
service and helpful staff you will be sure to want to visit again.
Labels include Diane Von Furstenberg, Joseph, Moschino,
Theory, Sport Max and many more.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­17:30
8   JOSEPH M 12 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NG
    Tel: 01325 489821 Email: enquiries@josephm.com
    Web: www.josephm.com
    Joseph M is a family­run boutique where everyone in store is
    passionate about designer clothing, whether it’s for the ladies or
    even the tiny tots in your life. We have featured in ITV’s ‘Ladette
    to Lady’ and supplied the dresses for its end of series Debutante
    Ball. Some of the North East’s top media names come to Joseph
    M when they want to find something original!
    We stock a desirable range of ladies brands including Matthew
    Williamson, See by Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Issa, Lola Rose,
    Tara Jarmon and James Lakeland.
    Our children’s range is equally as impressive; we stock
    DKNY, D&G Junior, Dior Kids, Miss Sixty, Timberland,
    Chloe kids and Burberry.
    We have a great website, where every day we send out gorgeous
    ladies and children’s clothes all over the world.
    Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­17:00



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EASTERN ORIGINS 31 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NB                       9
Tel: 01325 247040 Email: enquiries@easternorigins.com
Web: www.easternorigins.com
A stylish, delightful home interiors and gift store with wonderful
mirrors, lamps, vases and chic pieces to add the finishing touch
to any room in your house. It’s also a great choice for shopping
for that special gift, especially to find something classy for the
ladies in your life.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00
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10        HOUSE INDIGO 16 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NG
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          Tel: 01325 381806 Email: info@houseindigo.co.uk
          Web: www.houseindigo.co.uk
          Aspirational home interiors and lifestyle store House Indigo is a
          wonderful shopping experience. Our ground floor houses the
          most divine range of home luxuries, gorgeous accessories and
          an exquisite Mini Indigo collection for babies and children.
          Our top two floors are home to a savvy collection of some of the
          best fabric, paint wallpaper and flooring available. Come and
          relax on our luxurious sofa and drool over Designers Guild, GP
          and J Baker, Romo, Zoffany, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, The Little
          Greene Paint Company, Crucial Trading and lots more.
          Order your free samples and discuss your specific requirements
          with our knowledgeable assistants. We offer a full making up
          service on all soft furnishings and home consultations are
          available on request with our Design Consultants.
          Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00
DARLINGTON ANTIQUES CENTRE 9A Northumberland                         11
Street, Darlington DL3 7HJ Tel: 01325 486724
Email: info@dacentre.co.uk Web: www.dacentre.co.uk
Looking for a unique shopping experience in the heart of
Darlington? Darlington Antiques Centre, located off Grange
Road, may be just the place. With much on offer to tempt the
serious collector, the amateur enthusiast or anyone looking for
that unique gift.
Managed by owner, Mark Evans, a friendly, enthusiastic young
man with 24 years experience of the antiques trade, we
specialise in ceramics (Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Maling,
SylvaC etc), silver, glassware (Lalique, Whitefriars, Mdina etc)
and vintage jewellery.
Do your own spot of “Bargain Hunting”, add to that special
collection or simply visit for a browse and a chat.
Whatever your budget, Darlington Antiques Centre has
something special for you.
Opening Times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10:00 ­ 16:00 Sat 10:00 ­ 14:00



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     KATE SAINT 37 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NB
     Tel: 01325 480181 Email: info@katesaint.co.uk
     Web: www.katesaint.co.uk
     Kate Saint specialises in ‘Mother of the Bride and
     Groom’. Kate Saint has styles to suit all ages and tastes
     from sophisticated elegance to the more outgoing. There
     is an emporium of hats with something to suit everyone.
     Hats are for hire or to buy, alternatively we make to order.
     That special something for the races, for cruising and for
     the prom are also stocked.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00
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Close to Grange Road, Skinnergate is a delightful historic street which had previous links to Darlington’s meat market,
hence its rather ghoulish name. Today its vibrant, spacious location invites you to shop; graze and stroll, where a unique
shopping mix tempts even the most demanding shopper.




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                                                                 AROMATIQUE 87 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX
                                                                 Tel: 01325 353123
                                                                 Major stockists of Yankee and Colony candles. 107
                                                                 fragrances ranging from baby powder to fresh cut
                                                                 grass. Collectables such as Bad Taste Bears and
                                                                 beautiful bath bomb and bath creamers gift sets.
                                                                 Unique gifts of gemstones, charm bracelets and
                                                                 jewellery can all be gift wrapped for that someone
                                                                 special. Visit us soon; the smell alone is worth it.
                                                                 Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00
14        FLOWERS FROM 9 9 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NJ
          Tel: 01325 283441
          Darlington’s newest contemporary florist will amaze you with
          their unique and original ideas for floral centrepieces, posies,
          gifts and dazzling displays. Using flowers, quirky leaves, grasses
          and embellishments, they will delight even the most seasoned
          floral gift recipient! Browse their intimate store and discuss your
          requirement then surprise that special someone!
          Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 9:00 ­ 17:30 Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00
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LEGGS 77 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX                                     15
Tel: 01325 363633 Email: john@leggs.fsnet.co.uk
Web: www.leggs­fashion.co.uk
Leggs Woman
Leggs, one of Darlington’s unique designer stores, housed in a light
and airy boutique, great for browsing with the girls, trying on the
latest labels: from fabulous Lipsy frocks to the funkiest killer heels
and prom wear to jeans. Check out the sexy D&G underwear and
accessories, plus the talent eyeing up the Leggs Man labels!
Leggs Man
A discerning designer boutique that caters for the contemporary
young man who knows his labels ­ Replay, Diesel, Luke 77, Modern
Amusement, Guide London and Hudson are just a few; along with
a great range of footwear and accessories. Located within the same
boutique as Leggs Woman, it’s great for couples shopping!
Opening Times: Mon ­ Wed 10:00 ­17:30
Thurs ­ Sat 9:00 ­ 18:00 Sun 11:30 ­ 16:30
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16                                                                PICCOLO 40 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NR
                                                                  Tel: 01325 252533 Web: www.piccolodirect.co.uk
                                                                  Piccolo is a traditional childrenswear and shoe shop.
                                                                  Our main brands include Mayoral, Sarah Louise, Elsy,
                                                                  Sugarloaf, IKKS, Ben Sherman and premature baby range
                                                                  from Absorba. We are also shoe stockists of Start­rite,
                                                                  Lelli Kelly, Bull Boys, Richter and Andanines offering a full
                                                                  and professional fitting service.
                                                                  Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00 Closed Wed



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     54 DEGREES NORTH 75 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX
     Tel: 01325 463931 Email: info@54degrees­north.co.uk
     Web: www.54degrees­north.co.uk
     We opened our Darlington store in October 06,
     supplying waterproof breathable jackets, fleece jackets,
     hiking & travel trousers, walking boots & clothing for all
     the family. Whether you are rambling in the Lake District,
     walking the dog or shopping in the high street ­ giving
     you freedom and comfort to enjoy the great outdoors.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00
BOX CLOTHING 10 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL1 7NJ                    17
Tel: 01325 466514 Web: www.box­clothing.co.uk
Box offers a vast range of branded clothing, footwear and
accessories. Boasting one of the largest offerings of cool denim
brands in the North East stocking a large selection of Firetrap,
G­Star, Gio­Goi, Full Circle, Replay and Henley’s plus many more.
With its cool environment and good customer service why shop
anywhere else?
Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 9:00 ­ 17:30 Sat 9:30 ­ 18:00



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18   IN ARCADIA 84 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX
     Tel: 01325 467555 Email: les.fry@in­arcadia.com
     Web: www.in­arcadia.com
     Originality and distinction for those seeking an adventure in
     fashion. 50’s retro to gothic chic with an exciting new range of
     clothing including lingerie. Upstairs is the Voodoo Café,
     Darlington’s only Latino experience.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­ 17:30 Sun 12:00 ­ 16:00



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VAN MILDERT MENSWEAR 21 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NW                 19
Tel: 01325 466446 Web: www.vanmildert.com
New to Darlington this Spring/Summer Van Mildert Menswear ...
Van Mildert is an award­winning independent fashion retailer.
Established in 1996 we have stores in Durham, York and Gateshead
Metro Centre. We take pride in providing a high standard of customer
service and in offering a range of exclusive international collections
including: Stone Island, CP Company, Adidas Y3, Paul Smith, Hugo
Boss, Evisu, Luke 1977, PRPS, Levi’s Vintage, Folk and YMC.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30



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     RISBEYS PHOTOGRAPHY 9 Skinnergate,
     Darlington DL3 7NJ
     Tel: 01325 381013
     Email: photography@risbeys.co.uk
     Web: www.risbeys.co.uk
     Risbeys photography have been involved in professional
     photography since 1912. The team consists of qualified
     specialists in wedding, portrait, commercial photography,
     graphic design and binding. Using the most advanced
     equipment we provide the highest standards in
     photography, enabling us to supply a caring, efficient,
     personal service covering the north east.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30 Closed Wed/Sun
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Part of the ‘core’ unique shopping experience, together with Grange Road and Skinnergate, this part of town boasts ‘Life
Pulse’, an outdoor fun sculpture and some great rock n’ roll music and funky clothing and gift stores, in a relaxed
pedestrianised environment.




                                                         G7   GURU BOUTIQUE 24 Blackwellgate, Darlington, DL1 5HG
                                                              Tel: 01325 461479 Email: berylguru@yahoo.co.uk
                                                              Web: www.gurudarlington.co.uk
                                                              We have been established in Darlington since 1972, selling
                                                              alternative and ethnic clothing, gifts, joss sticks, oils,
                                                              Dr Marten Footwear, rock music merchandise, posters,
                                                              T­shirts, carnival masks, fun gifts and fancy dress accessories.
                                                              Guru is famous for stocking an exciting range of hand
                                                              made and unusual greetings cards, which appeal to those
                                                              with imagination. We view our customers as valued
                                                              individuals and strive to give them the good service they
                                                              deserve and are proud to be one of the long established
                                                              independent retailers in the town.
                                                              Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­17:00
22        RON’S MUSIC 39 Blackwellgate, Darlington, DL1 5HW
          Tel: 01325 359123 Email: ron@ronsmusic.co.uk
          Web: www.ronsmusic.co.uk
          Established in 1998 at this Blackwellgate address, small
          independent music and instrumental retailer and repair
          specialists with a full range of acoustic, electrical guitars,
          amplifiers and percussion. Tuition, repairs, accessories and
          customising available, specialist advice offered too!
          Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30
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DARLINGTON MUSIC CENTRE 41 Blackwellgate,                   23
Darlington DL1 5HW
Tel: 01325 354676 Email: john.capaldi@btopenworld.com
Web: www.darlingtonmusic.co.uk
Our range of musical instruments is huge, all available
for you to view in our 7,000 sq/ft music instrument shop
located in Darlington. We have many models from most
manufacturers in stock ­ so, whether you're looking for a
Fender guitar or a Roland Digital piano, a Yamaha
keyboard or an Aulos Recorder, you're sure to find what
you want here.
The Darlington Music Centre. We cater for all your
musical instrument needs!
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30



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     Darlington’s hidden treasure, these medieval­like lanes link High Row and Skinnergate and have many a tale to tell of
     times gone by. Today each beckons the shopper to find something a little different where vibrant, modern art will bring to
     life these historic walls and personal service is the norm.




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      ROBIN FINNEGAN JEWELLERS
      27 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LP
      Tel: 01325 489820 Web: www.militarybadges.co.uk
      Since 1972, as a family run business and members of the
      National Association of Goldsmiths, they pride themselves on a
      wealth of experience in fine diamond and gold jewellery, also
      military medals and coins. They hold a huge stock of unusual
      and unique silver jewellery. Free advice and good service is
      paramount. Using a specialised workshop they repair, redesign
      and restore much­loved jewels. A bespoke wedding ring service
      is provided. View the website for 3,000 military badges, ties etc.
      Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­17:00
BOOLA 21 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LP                                                                              25
Tel: 01352 749733 Web: www.boolamenswear.co.uk
For the man who cares about how he looks, but doesn’t
want to look like everyone else.
Our stock includes J Lindeberg, Filippa K, Pringle 1815,
Duffer White label, Fred Perry Ltd Edition, 80’s Casual,
Johan Cruyff classics, Fred Perry Laurel, Goliath footwear,
Nanny State footwear, Kudo and Tacchini Moda Milano.
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                                                              16 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LU
                                                              Tel: 01352 359744
                                                              Family run business with a collective of 90 years of
                                                              experience. We have been involved in photography, in
                                                              Darlington for 40 years, for the last 14 as ‘Darlington
                                                              Photo Centre’ in Post House Wynd. The Woodhouse
                                                              family offer a unique personalised service and expert
                                                              help. Customer satisfaction is a high priority and we feel
                                                              that as we have been involved in photography since the
                                                              age of 15 we can bring an extra dimension to meet our
                                                              customers needs whether it be on choosing technical
                                                              camera equipment, the right accessories to match or
                                                              indeed developing those all important personal snaps.
                                                              Darlington Photo Centre ­ We'll only sell you what you
                                                              need, not what we want ...
                                                              Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­ 17:00
26   B J UPHOLSTERY 23 Clark’s Yard, Darlington, DL3 7QH
     Tel: 01325 483817 Email: info@bjupholstery.com
     Web: www.bjupholstery.com
     For favourite furniture in need of a bit of TLC, let experts BJ
     Upholstery lovingly re­upholster it for you. Offering unique
     craftsmanship, an eye for design and competitive pricing,
     Proprietors Barry and Jo also offer an ‘advice at home’ option.
     Don’t junk your furniture, have it lovingly reupholstered by BJs!
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:30 ­ 16:30
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BRAMWELLS JEWELLERS 23 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LP     27
Tel: 01325 464175 Web: www.bramwellsjewellers.com
Long established and well­respected family business offering
fine and antique jewellery. Wide range of wedding and diamond
rings. Stockists of premier watch brands such as Omega,
Tag Heuer and Raymond Weil. Our staff have a wealth of
experience in jewellery and watches and will give good advice
for your purchase. Also, we provide expert on­site repairs
including re­modelling.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00



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28                                                                   LADY J 22 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LP
                                                                     Tel: 01325 465866
                                                                     A wide selection of lingerie, hosiery and cupped
                                                                     sized swimwear with expert fitting and friendly
                                                                     service guaranteed!
                                                                     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:30 ­ 17:00



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     THE HEALTH WAREHOUSE
     15 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LU
     Tel: 01325 468570 Email: mikebarker@cix.co.uk
     Web: www.thehealthwarehouse.co.uk
     Established in 1984, we are the largest independent retailer
     of natural, organic, ethical and fair trade health foods and
     wholefoods in the region. We have an extensive range of
     gluten­free, wheat­free and dairy­free products. Unique to
     us is our delicious range of cakes, flapjacks, salads,
     sandwiches and savoury products all freshly made in our
     kitchens above our shop. Our soup, made daily with
     vegetables fresh from the Indoor Market, is the best in town!
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 8:00 ­17:00
EXPLORE OUTDOOR! 26a Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LR               29
Tel: 01325 381068 Email: sales@exploreoutdoor.co.uk
Web: www.exploreoutdoor.co.uk
explore outdoor! has a great reputation for quality products and
quality service. An independent retailer, catering for outdoor
activities and adrenalin sports, the shop stocks the leading
brands in the sporting and outdoor worlds. These include
Salomon, Rab, Black Diamond and Petzl as well as The North
Face, Berghaus, Brasher and Scarpa. If the exact product is not
in stock it can be ordered there and then, ensuring you never
need to go anywhere else! There are helpful and friendly staff
trained to assist you in making the right choice for your needs
and an exciting new Loyalty Club will help you to make savings
by giving you discount every single time you buy anything from
explore outdoor!, even sale items. You cannot fail to win
whenever you visit explore outdoor! ­ your local outdoor store.
Why not visit www.exploreoutdoor.co.uk
Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 9.30 ­ 17.00 Sat 9.30 ­ 17.30

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     RUBBER SOLE 8 Post House Wynd, Darlington, DL3 7LU
     Tel: 01325 461118
     Email: joannerankin@rubber­sole.com
     Web: www.rubber­sole.com
     Rubber Sole is a truly independent boutique, created in
     2002 by husband and wife team Lee and Joanne Rankin.
     Our aim is to source the most directional footwear and
     fashion accessories available in the UK today.
     It’s fair to say we are potty about shoes!
     Our style is edgy, funky and cool ­ a showcase for the
     brands with the most to say. We keep away from
     commercial lines available all over the high street, our
     customers want something different, want to make a
     statement and be individual.
     Rubber Sole ­ dare to be different!
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 10:00 ­ 17:00 Sat 9:30 ­ 17:30
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Did Dukes once live in Duke Street? They may well have done! Today it has eateries fit for a king such as Oven and Mint;
art that could grace a palace walls in Gallerina plus gifts and outfits for a royal wedding or two from the superb bridal
specialist stores.




                                                                POPPY BRIDAL 20 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AA
                                                                Tel: 01325 487372 Email: info@poppybridal.co.uk
                                                                Web: www.poppybridal.co.uk
                                                                Exclusive range of bridal gowns, bridesmaids, evening
                                                                and prom wear and accessories from many of the
                                                                leading designers.Hand crafted and elegant, our ‘made
                                                                to measure’ bridal service will also allow you to create a
                                                                unique wedding gown perhaps to your very own design.
                                                                Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 9:30 ­ 16:30
                                                                Thurs 9:30 ­ 19:00 (by appointment) Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00
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32        WRAPIT 21 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7RX
          Tel: 01325 481222 Email: nreading@wrapit.co.uk
          Wrapit is a small, delightful, boutique­style gift shop, brimming over
          with gorgeous gifts, chic and stylish household wares and speciality
          wedding gifts ­ conveniently located close to Darlington’s main
          bridal stores. Linger and browse the fabulous display and then the
          staff will lovingly wrap your chosen items for you!
          Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00




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GALLERINA 33­37 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7RX                     33
Tel: 01325 363635 Email: enquiries@gallerina.co.uk
Web: www.gallerina.co.uk




                                                                     Paintings and hand­pulled silkscreen prints by John Marshall, the Original ‘Cow man’
A Northern showcase of affordable, collectable, sometimes
challenging, always exciting, award­winning contemporary fine art.
Now celebrating its tenth year, the gallery, spread across three
Victorian Town Houses, boasts probably the largest, most
independent and exciting collection of original work in the North
of England. We showcase works by local, national and
international artists, many of whom have chosen Gallerina to
exhibit their work exclusively outside of the London area.
Open seven days a week, a warm welcome awaits.
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 18.00 Sun 10:00 ­ 16:00



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     AFFLECK & MOFFAT 8 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AA
     Tel: 01325 380168 Email: enquiries@affleckmoffat.co.uk
     Web: www.affleckmoffat.co.uk
     A family run business, established in 1925, which offers a
     complete personal hire service for any special occasion,
     including formal and wedding suit hire, dinner jackets and
     tuxedos, plus full range of boys and student prom packages.
     As tailors we also offer an exclusive ‘made to measure’ and
     tailoring service. You may also like to visit us at Richard
     Crosland Menswear in Friarage Street, Northallerton.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­17:00
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Enjoy exploring Bondgate where an equal mix of unique stores sits side by side with larger, national names. Superb in the
summer months where Darlington’s pavement café culture was born ­ relax and watch the world go by.




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                                                                ART SHOP 11­12 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JE
                                                                Tel: 01325 465484 Email: Info@theartshop.co.uk
                                                                Web: www.theartshop.co.uk
                                                                The Art Shop is an absorbing large town centre store,
                                                                established over 50 years, comprising of 3 shops where
                                                                surprises abound in many exciting areas of the shop.
                                                                Bursting with creative ideas ­ you will find inspiring
                                                                greeting cards, specialist art supplies, interesting craft
                                                                and hobby materials and creative picture framing. Will
                                                                this still be your favourite shop in 50 years time?
                                                                Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 9:00 ­ 17:30 Sat 9:00 ­ 17:00
36        CLAIRE METCALFE FLORIST 16 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JE
          Tel: 01325 488382 Email: robin.metcalfe@btconnect.com
          Web: www.clairemetcalfe.co.uk
          Claire Metcalfe is a small, contemporary florist for the discerning
          bouquet and flower buyer. Personal service ensures you find the
          perfect floral gift or plant to delight a loved­one, or even to
          splash out on yourself for a fabulous teeny floral treat or plant
          that gives the ‘wow’ factor to your home!
          Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­ 17:30 Sat close 16:30



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SINGER SEWING CENTRE 96 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JY                                                                    37
Tel: 01325 463630 Email: sales@uksewing.com
Web: www.uksewing.com
Singer is well established in Darlington, with proprietor
Joan offering an outstanding service from its current
location for the last 24 years.
We stock new and reconditioned Singer, PFAAF and
Janome sewing machines, Horn cabinets and expertly
repair all makes of sewing machine, and keep good stocks
of all parts. We have a wide range of haberdashery
including slyko and gutermann threads, machine
embroidery threads and a fine selection of sewing boxes.
Visit our award winning website, we ship worldwide!
Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­17:30

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                                                            The Tailor 39 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JJ
                                                            Tel: 01325 741567 Email: michael_coates666@msn.com
                                                            Web: www.the­tailor.net
                                                            Full ‘made to measure’ service for ladies and gents with
                                                            around 5000 cloths available. We will make to your own
                                                            design or you can use our in­house designer.
                                                            We have a huge selection of linings available to make
                                                            any suit flamboyant. Feel free to call in for good advice
                                                            and a friendly service
                                                            Opening Times: Mon ­ Fri 10:00 ­ 16:00 Sat 10:00 ­ 15:00
38   MALCOLM SINGLETON PHOTOGRAPHY
     81 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JT
     Tel: 01325 281000 Email: studio@malcolmsingletonphotography.co.uk
     Web: www.msp.gb.com
     Award winning photographer Malcolm Singleton and his wife
     Sarah have between them a wealth of experience specialising in
     creating photographs to treasure.
     Your Wedding Day will be covered in a relaxed, friendly and
     unobtrusive manner, capturing the events and emotions of the day.
     We offer a unique blend of natural, modern, documentary and
     detail photographs of those special moments. Recent assignments
     have taken Malcolm throughout the UK, New York and Switzerland.
     Lifestyle Photography takes an innovative look at portraiture. Using
     a relaxed and contemporary style Malcolm and Sarah create
     beautiful and natural lifestyle images either on location or in your
     own surroundings, to truly reflect you and your family. Malcolm
     Singleton Photography…..When you want a little bit of everything.
     Opening times: By appointment, please telephone us in advance


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An architectural treasure, the Covered Market Hall and its striking clock tower have links to London’s Big Ben!

Inside you’ll find that wonderful market hall atmosphere and tradition for which Darlington won a recent national award.

Enjoy meeting friendly traders and browse a wonderful selection of market stalls and explore the shops and cafés tucked

around the outside edges too!





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                                                               SEYMOUR’S OF DARLINGTON
                                                               1­3 East Row, Darlington, DL1 5PZ
                                                               Tel: 01325 355272 Email: info@seymoursofdarlington.co.uk
                                                               Web: www.seymoursofdarlington.co.uk
                                                               Set up in 1957, this beautiful store offers a vast selection
                                                               of quality linens including towels, ready made curtains,
                                                               pillows, duvets and bed sheets of all shapes and sizes.
                                                               Not to be underestimated this shop also has a highly
                                                               regarded interior design department where you can
                                                               browse through a library of the latest fabrics and papers
                                                               from a diverse range of companies.
                                                               Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 8:45 ­ 17:00 Sun 11:00 ­ 16:00
40        DARLINGTON INDOOR MARKET Darlington, DL1 5PN
          Darlington’s proud market tradition comes to life in its award­
          winning indoor market, where good old fashioned personal
          service sits hand in hand with the contemporary shopping
          experience today’s market shopper seeks.
          This daily indoor market (except Sundays) is held in the atmospheric
          surroundings of Darlington’s glorious Victorian Market Hall with its
          iconic clock tower, Darlington’s most famous landmark.
          Enjoy browsing over 30 unique market stalls! Savour delicious
          foodstuffs ranging from the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat and fish,
          from local producers and market traders with a lifetime’s experience.
          Add to this many other eclectic stalls such as value for money
          clothing, footwear, cards, gifts, fancy goods and fabulous florist
          stalls and your market shopping experience is complete!


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     FLOWERS BY NATTRASS 3 West Row, Darlington, DL1 5PL
     Tel: 01325 357628 Email: info@flowersbynattrass.com
     Web: www.flowersbynattrass.com
     Town centre "Masterflorist" offering same day delivery on
     a superb selection of handtied bouquets, designer
     arrangements and trendy houseplants. From romantic
     roses, spring tulips or elegant lilies we have something to
     suit the occasion.
     Find us at Darlington's Victorian Market Hall. You will find
     a wealth of floral treasures, chocolates, teddies, vases
     and balloons in this gem of a flower shop.
     Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 9:00 ­17:00
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Named after the site of one of Darlington’s first public wells, now marked by a Victorian­style water pump, Tubwell Row is
an active, scenic street. Close to St. Cuthbert’s Church, the Market Hall and Town Clock, the street has several small
independent stores, including designer clothing, a jewellers and artworks.




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                                                                TRIPPAS TRAVEL GOODS
                                                                33 Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NU
                                                                Tel: 01325 243988
                                                                The mood is certainly upbeat at Trippas, Darlington's
                                                                leading independent handbag and luggage store,
                                                                where new stock is arriving every day. Radley leather bags,
                                                                Fiorelli and Nica ­ stunning and stylish and Kipling ­
                                                                soft and summery.
                                                                Also in stock are Antler’s innovative Size Zero Range ­
                                                                probably the lightest luggage on the market.
                                                                Opening Times: Mon ­ Sat 10:00 ­ 17:00 Wed 10:00 ­ 16:00
44                                                                            WILLIAM DODDS 34 Tubwell Row, Darlington DL1 1NU
                                                                              Tel: 01325 462599 Web: www.fineartdodds.co.uk
                                                                              William Dodds is a well respected and very established
                                                                              family run picture framing and art dealer. Whether your
                                                                              favourite print or a loved picture is in need of some
                                                                              attention, trust William Dodds to take care of it. Step
                                                                              inside to view an exquisite array of original fine art and
                                                                              prints from a wealth of famous and local artists to suit all
                                                                              tastes. Let us help you find that perfect piece to
                                                                              compliment your home.
                                                                              Opening times: Mon ­ Sat 9:15 ­ 17:00 Wed 13:00 closing.



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     REPORTER 6 Quebec Street, Darlington DL1 1LX
     Tel: 01325 281104
     A well established men’s designer clothing shop in
     Quebec Street, opposite Wilkinson’s off Northgate.
     We offer designer Blu jeans, at great prices; and a
     selection of named brands such as Boss, Armani, Replay,
     Mish­Mash, Diesel and Henri Lloyd.
     We also stock a full range of t­shirts, casual clothes and shoes.
     Opening times: Mon, Wed ­ Sat 11:00 ­ 17:00
                                      Clothing ­ Designer                                                              45
                                      Bertie Quality Clothing          I5
                                      Boola                           G5
                                      Box Clothing                    F6
                                      Cheeki                          F5
                                      Chestnut                        E9
                                      Dapper Clothing                 H7
                                      Elan                            E9
                                      Geoffrey Gillow                 E9
                                      Joseph M                        E9     Clothing ­ Mens Formalwear
                                      Joulani                         F8     Affleck & Moffat                    E4
FULL A­Z OF ALL INDEPENDENT           Kate Saint                      E9
STORES, BY CATEGORY                   Leggs                           F6     Clothing ­ Womens
                                      Oleo                            E9     Bra Bar                             I6
Grid references shown, link to the    Reporter                        K2     Coco                               F8
town centre map on page 51            Van Mildert                     F5     Frenzy                              I6
Baby & Children                                                              Lady 'J'                           G5
Baby Jo's                       G6    Clothing ­ General / Accessories       Next Encounter                     H8
Babycare                        L6    Emmersons Promotional Clothing E9      Rise                                J2
Fun­damental Fun                G8    Lingards                          I6
Piccolo                         F4    Sew Beautiful                     I6   Clothing Alterations / Sewing / Fabrics
                                      The Tailor                       E2    Dress Fabric                         I6
Bookshops                             Twinkle Toes                      I6   Fine Yarn, A                         I6
Book Cellar                      I6                                          Perfect Stitch                       I6
Footprint                       F7                                           Quickso                            G6
More Good Books                  I6                                          Sewing Room, The                   G4
                                                                             Singers Sewing Centre              G3
Butchers
David Beck                       I6                                          Computers / Consoles / Games
David Jackson Family Butchers    I6                                          Games X Change               H6
Fenwicks Family Butchers         I6                                          JC Media Supplies            F6
H Taylor & Son Butchers         F4                                           Performance Computers (NE)   G5
Prest & Villiers Ltd             I6                                          Software Darlington          H6
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     Bike Sport                   G3    Angels Share                       F8
     Iron Horse Cyclery           G6    Cheese and Wine Shop               G6
                                        Craig Shields Fruit & Vegatables    I6
     Electrical                         E F McMahon                         I5
     Eastbourne Electrics         G3    European Foods                     L6
     W M Sykes & Sons             E2    Henderson's                        K2
                                        J & G Delicatessen                  I6
     Florists                           JJ Blair & Sons                     I6
     Carl Banks Florist           E9    Neasham Nurseries                   I6
     Claire Metcalfe Florist      G3    P Kellet                            I6    Hair & Beauty
     Elm Ridge Florist            H3    Peter Liddle & Sons                 I6    Cosmetics                     I6
     Flowers by Nattrass          H6
     Flowers from 9               F6    Footwear                                  Healthcare
     Julie's Bridal / Floristry    I6   A W Potts repairs                  D1     The Health Warehouse         G5
                                        Buckles                            F8
                                        Durham & Tees Valley Footwear       I6    Jewellery & Repairs
                                        Hannigans Shoe Repairs              I6
   Asquiths Jewellers           G5
                                        Rubber Sole                        G5
    Bowrons                      E2
                                        Shoe Box                           F7
    Bramwell Jewellers           G5
                                                                                  Christine's Jewellers        F5
                                        Gifts, Cards & Art                        D & H Jewellers              H3
                                        Aromatique                         F7     Goldsmiths                   G7
                                        Art Shop                           G3     Hoppers                      G5
                                        Card Shark                         H6     Julie's Bridal / Floristry    I6
                                        Darling Buds                       F9     Not the Norm                 G6
                                        Gallerina                          D5     Owl House, The                I6
                                        Gifts 'n' Toys                      J4    Robin Finnegan Jewellers     H5
                                        Guru Boutique                      G7     Sharp & Sons Jewellers       H3
                                        In Arcadia                         F7     Silver Shop                  G5
                                        Love Forever                        J4
                                        Sentiments                          I6    Mobile phones
                                        Wrapit                             E5     Fone Cabin                    I4
Music & Entertainment                                                        The Home                            47
Darlington Music Centre           F8                                         BJ Upholstery                G6
Entertainment X­Change            G6                                         Blackwell Heating
Motion Sounds                     G6                                         and Plumbing Services         E1
P M Distributions                 H6                                         Blinds UK                     D2
Ron’s Music                       G7                                         Brien & Son                   E2
                                                                             Carousel International       G8
Newsagents                              Photographic & Framing               Chris Banks Windows           F3
Arden News                         I6   Camera 'A'                      F7   Cooks and Kitchens            E9
Douglas News                      C4    Darlington Photo Centre         G5   Darlington Antiques Centre    E9
LD & A Miller                      I6   Malcolm Singleton Photography   F2   Darlington Bedding Centre    I11
Linda’s News                      H4    P Jays Portraits                F3   Drum Art Furniture            E9
Post House News                   G5    Risbeys Photography             F6   Durtona (Euro) Design        G8
Skinnergate News                  F5    Visual Photography              E5   Eastern Origins               E9
                                        William Dodds                   K5   Fancy That                     I6
Opticians                                                                    Fisher Carpets                J2
CT Rees Optician                  G5    Specialist / Services                Hackett & Baines              F3
Cooper & Leatherbarrow            E4    Almonds Engravers               E4   House Indigo                  E9
S & C L Wilkinson                 L6                                         Seymour's of Darlington        I6
                                        Sports & Leisure                     Simply Flooring               L5
Pets                                    54 Degrees North                F5   Wheelers                       I6
Around the World Aquatic & Pets   D1    Darlington Football Club Shop   H3
DJ Pet Supplies                    I6   Explore Outdoor!                G5   Travel
Forever Pets                      H4    Sweeney Todds                   G6   Trippas Travel Goods         K5

                                        Take­away / Sandwich shops           Wedding
                                        Barnacle's                      F4   Dobinsons                    F9
                                        Deno's                          J6   Gavin Scott Formalwear       E8
                                        Emma's Good Food to Go          D4   Opulent Bride                E5
                                        Fresh                           J2   Poppy                        E4
                                        Go                              F5
                                        Relish                          F5
                                        Ultimate Fillings               H6
     A NEW TOWN CENTRE
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     It isn’t just the shops that make Darlington unique; so much has changed in
     the town centre. You’ll find shopping more relaxed when you stroll along the
     new pedestrianised streets and open spaces. Remember to take a look at the
     new public art – Life Pulse on Blackwellgate, where the light columns
     Illuminate to your heart beat, the distinctive water cascade on High Row and
     student art in the Yards.
     The new town centre has not only provided a fresh appearance but it has also created other benefits and opportunities:

     MARKETS                        EVENTS & STREET                  PAVEMENT CAFÉS                 OPENING UP
     The general outdoor            ENTERTAINMENT                    The open space created by      THE TOWN
     market, Farmers Market                                          the scheme has enabled
     and Craft Market are now
                                    The town centre can now
                                                                     more food and drink            CENTRE
                                    host a wide variety of street                                   By creating more pedestrian
     located on West Row next       entertainment and larger         businesses to add to the
                                                                                                    friendly streets and open
     to the Covered Market. Due     events. The circular             pavement café culture. This
                                                                                                    spaces, the town centre is
     to the new look of the town    performance space ‘Joseph        adds to a more relaxed feel
                                                                                                    easier to get around and as
     centre, market events such     Pease Place’ in particular, is   in the town centre and
                                                                                                    a result is more opened up,
     as the award winning           the ideal central venue for a    allows shoppers and visitors
                                                                                                    making for better access to
     ‘Summer Spectacular’ event     programme of street theatre      the chance to sit and watch
                                                                                                    areas with quality
     are now able to be spread      and entertainment.               the world go by.
                                                                                                    independent businesses such
     throughout the streets.                                                                        as Grange Road,
                                                                                                    Skinnergate and Duke Street.
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     We have lots of other guides and leaflets available to help make
     the time you spend in Darlington even better.
     If you’re looking for places to take a break, relax and refuel after
     some serious shopping, then pick up our ‘dine’ guide which
     highlights the great selection of cafés, coffee shops and
     restaurants we have in Darlington.
     If you’re in the mood to explore and find out some town centre
     history, the ‘discover’ and ‘walk’ guides will give you great ideas;
     from mini town centre heritage trails to longer walks in
     Darlington’s countryside.
     Finally, tying everything together, our ‘visit Darlington 2008’ mini
     guide is a handy pocket sized guide and is essential reading for a stay
     in Darlington. You’ll find details on things to see and do; the night
     scene; shopping; eating out; events; accommodation and parking.
     To get a copy of one of these guides please contact or pop into
     Information Darlington at 13 Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5PW
     or telephone 01325 388666 email tic@darlington.gov.uk
     For further information please visit our websites:
     www.visitdarlington.com
     www.darlington.towntalk.co.uk
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Car parks; Short stay on­street parking available in the Grange Road and Duke Street areas (charges apply: free parking Sunday)
                                                                                                    Designed & Produced by
                                                                                                  Northern Creative t: 01429 222200 w: www.northern-creative.net
Town Centre Management Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT
Tel: 01325 388665 Email: christine.kavanagh@darlington.gov.uk / richard.baker@darlington.gov.uk

				
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